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Meaning and name origin

Ciaran \cia-ran\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ciaran), is pronounced KEE-a-rawn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Ciaran is "black". Ciarán is derived from "ciar". Often anglicized as Kieran. Name of two Irish saints, a hermit of the fifth century and the founder of the monastery.


Ciaran has 1 variant form: Kieran.

There are 3 feminine forms of Ciaran: Ciara, Kerrin and Kerry.


Ciaran is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ciaran for boys. Ciaran reached its highest rank of #23 in Ireland in 2000. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ciaran name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ciaran outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ciaran and its variant form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Kieran (#576) and Ciaran. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kieran in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ciaran, Kieran outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ciaran is also pronounced similarly to Cyran. Other suggested similar baby names are Caron, Claran and Curran. Like Ciaran, these names are not commonly used.